Santa Barbara Running Association

With your registration, you are helping support local youth running programs providing access to the sport, proper gear to participate and training for safe, healthy longevity and enthusiasm for all levels of youth runners. Participants are encouraged to donate and create fundraising pages through the Race Roster registration platform to further fuel your journey to the starting line. 

The Santa Barbara Running Association (SBRA), former Athletic Association, has been promoting and supporting the Santa Barbara running community since 1948 with a vision to spread the joy of running.  Sponsoring first-class races and special events, we bring the running community together by celebrating local athlete’s achievements and development from beginner level through elite.  The SBRA encourages everyone to become involved with what running has to offer while giving back to, and enhancing, Santa Barbara as a whole.

SBRA has provided critical support to many valuable local running-related programs including the Club West Junior High School Cross Country Program, Special Olympics of Santa Barbara Track and Field athletes, maintenance of the Elings Park running trails, and the Dos Pueblos, San Marco and Santa Barbara High School Cross Country programs. The SBRA brings the running community together at numerous events including Resolution Run 10K & 5K, the July 4th Semana Nautica trail race, Fox Fall XC 5K and Elings Terrain Festival for youth, as well as community runs and socials.  With a mission to seek, engage and support the next generation of runners like Girls Inc. of Santa Barbara, the SBRA also partners with local youth organizations to provide young runners with shoes and equipment they need to ensure that economic need was not a barrier to their ability to begin a lifelong love of running and healthy lifestyle.  In furtherance of this goal in 2022, the SBRA provide free race entry to races throughout Santa Barbara to its junior members and provided free membership for any youth runner unable to afford a membership.

Community Facts: 48% of students in the city of Santa Barbara and Goleta’s public schools are from low-income families. 68% of students at public schools attend Title I schools, where 40% or more of student population is low-income

As a volunteer-led nonprofit, your support of the Santa Barbara Running Association will 100% enhance the impact we make and provide to our local running community and youth programs ensuring greater access to and participation in the sport we know positively influences lives now and for generations to come.